Internet search giant Google has rolled out new features for its Gmail service that will enable its email service users to sort and filter search results to find exactly what they are looking for faster.
This feature has already starting rolling out as a Gmail update to G Suite users. Since it is a gradual rollout it may take up to 15 days to be rolled out completely.
After the Gmail update, users will be able to search a colleague’s name and further narrow the results by selecting search chips including attachment type — such as Text document, Spreadsheet, PDF — or a specific timeframe. Moreover, users will also be able to filter out certain results, like calendar invites.
“We’ve heard from our users that searching in Gmail could be faster and more intuitive. With search chips, you can easily refine your search results and find what you’re looking for faster, without needing to sort through irrelevant returns or use search operators,” said Google explaining why this feature was rolled out.
Google also says that the newly launched feature will be enabled by default. This means that when a users searches in Gmail they can refine the result by clicking on the search filter chips below the search box.
Earlier this month, it was Google announced that all G Suite customers and users with personal Google Accounts will get new features. As part of the new features, Google will be enhancing multiple inboxes to make them support independent scrolling, a unified toolbar and adjustable width in right-side configurations.
After February 20, you will see a notification in Gmail informing you of this upcoming change if you currently have multiple inboxes in an unsupported configuration. Once this change takes effect, the preview pane will turn off if you use multiple inboxes.